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New Higher Ed Workforce Technology Report Available

We’re excited to share a new report, “Modernization, Development & DEI: The Future Role of Workforce Technology in Higher Education,” published in partnership with NEOED . The report is based on the findings from our first workforce technology survey conducted in March, which aimed to...


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One Year Later: Reflections on Campus Responses to Racial Discord

A year ago today, George Floyd’s murder reignited calls for racial equality and justice across the country. Many of HERC’s members are working to ensure that their institutions respond to these calls by establishing initiatives to end systems and structures that create racial inequality on their...


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HR Is a Profession That Can Change Lives: A Conversation With Portland State AVP Isaac Dixon

Isaac Dixon has spent his career in higher education pushing to use data and information to dramatically rethink the status quo and looking for ways to improve. And even though his work as the Associate Vice President for Human Resources at Portland State ends in April, he’s still not done. As...


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Revisiting Our Purpose

When should an organization consider updating its mission, vision, and values? For HERC, last year’s 20 th anniversary milestone was a time to celebrate and reflect on how the organization has changed over the years. At the same time, the pandemic forced HERC to think through how it will...


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Community Colleges Can Lead the Way on DEI Initiatives (Member Spotlight)

Reginald Nichols has been promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives in higher education for more than 20 years, but he has noticed a distinct uptick in interest in his work over the past nine months. The Coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color, and...


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2020: The Year in Review

2020 was a year that tested all of us. There were a lot of unknowns, with frequent breaking news alerts and public health announcements. We were asked to stay home, away from family, friends, and co-workers, wear masks, and socially distance We saw the powerful energy around the Black Lives...


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Patrice Frede Brings a Lifetime of Leadership to HERC of the Carolinas

Photo taken during a Female Engagement Team counterinsurgency effort in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Toward the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, East Carolina University senior Amber Baggette had to temporarily stop working at her job as...


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HERC’s History: Founder Nancy Aebersold Reflects on HERC’s Beginnings

[Excerpt from our new Annual Report 2019-20: Twenty Years of Advancing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Higher Education ] Founder Nancy Aebersold helped us celebrate HERC's 20th anniversary by sharing a little history. When you were forming the Northern California region, did...